Japanese feast!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

My girlfriend and I tried a really good Japanese cuisine- Akira last month. It’s an izakaya-type place, where you order small dishes and share amongst your party. We really enjoyed the food and customer service. Our server was really nice and friendly. I loved the ambiance of the restaurant as well- it was beautiful.

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Agedashi tofu. So, so good! Can’t go wrong with this dish.

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Prosciutto papaya allegra salad. This was very interesting. I liked it! Made it unique with the papaya.

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Tai-chazuke. Yummy! Chazuke is my childhood fave dish! I had it all the time as a kid. It’s the simplest dish ever! Rice and tea, or broth. Bam!

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Chawan mushi is always good to order.

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And last, but not least, natto nigiri. My ultimate fave. Yum! Mouthwatering!

We would definitely go back to try more of their food.

Akira Japanese Restaurant
1150 S. King St.
Honolulu, 96814

https://www.akira-japanese-restaurant.com/

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One of the best ochazukes I’ve ever had!

…Besides the homemade chazuke I’ve eaten countless times at home, this chazuke dish I had in Kyoto was stupendous. It was so gourmet and fancy. Ochazuke is a very simple dish made with hot water, tea, or dashi (soup) over hot rice. Some add furikake (Japanese seasoning) or Tokyō zuke (seasoned/pickled vegetables). I usually use the genmai brown rice tea and pour it over hot rice and sprinkle some Tokyō zuke. Yummy!

Overall, the food in Japan is delicious. It’s so authentic and fresh. I can’t get enough of it. I am so glad that I ordered a simple dish like ochazuke. Who would have thought that it could be so fancy and rich-tasting? Amazing!!

My heart is longing to go back to Japan again…

Curry! Good for the cold!

I’ve been under the weather the entire week. Thanks to my good friend- he suggested eating curry, as it’s a type of spice and is good for our health. It boosts our immune system (see article link below).

…So I did!

Today, I will review two different Japanese curries I had at two different restaurants.

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Tonkatsu (aka pork cutlet) curry set from Menchanko Tei. This is part of their lunch special. It comes with toss salad. Very filling and VERY delicious!!

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Curry rice dish from Goma Tei at Pearlridge. It was very spicy; I liked it! Yum!

Both curries were very delicious! I love Japanese curry in general. I’ve never tasted any curry dish that wasn’t good.

Here are some links I found about the curry spice and spices in general. They’re very good for us! We should have more spices cooked in our meals.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-curry-powder.html

http://www.self.com/story/5-healthy-benefits-of-eating-s

Menchanko Tei
903 Keeaumoku St.; Honolulu, 96814
(808) 946-1888

Goma Tei at Pearlridge Shopping Center
98-1005 Moanalua Rd.; Aiea, 96701
(808) 488-9188

Happy weekend!

FS~